Aston Martin Owner Suing Qantas Airline For $9,000 In Rat Damage
In owning an Aston Martin, we assume your life has very little troubles to account for. You're obviously rich, most likely have an attractive wife/mistress/both and, more times than not, you leave your car to the hands of a valet before driving back home, drunk off $1,000 bottles of Chateu Lafleur. This Aston Martin owner though, was not so fortunate. According to reports, rats found at a Qantas Airlines parking valet left the owner of this V8 Vantage Roadster with $9,000 worth of damage. The Australian airline kept the owner's Aston in possession overnight on August 16th of last year before returning it soon the next day. The owner then claims, after talking to the Aston Martin dealer from which he had purchased the vehicle only two weeks prior, that he had $9,000 in damaged electrical wiring, citing "rat droppings behind the engine."
After a three week silence from Qantas on the issue, owner Ian Lock decided to take the case and his $9,000 repair bill to court. So far, the case has yet to be resolved, but Lock is said to have since changed his Platinum One Frequent Flyer status with Qantas and will now choose to fly first class on Virgin instead. I know, what a drag…
Source: The Australian